Pachycephala (Pachycephala) pectoralis (Latham, 1801)

Golden Whistler

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The male has a bright yellow underside and nape, olive -green back and wings, a black head and chest-band, and a white throat. A notable exception is the Norfolk Island Golden Whistler ( P. p. xanthoprocta ) where the plumage of the male is female-like. In Australia females are overall dull brownish-grey, though some have yellowish undertail coverts . ... source: Wikipedia

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Content and maps have been accessed from Atlas of Living Australia ( and Birdlife Australia (